Pictures of Ms. Dow's Class in Action:
Learning never looked so good!
2/2/16 We had such an amazing 90 minutes outside learning about Ed Webster's Mount Everest experience and simulating an Everest Base Camp. The weather was beautiful. The smiles were big. There was just enough snow to make the experience "feel like" Everest. The kids put up tents, ate pop tarts, drank hot chocolate, listened to stories and spent time in their tents before it was time to take them down and trudge back to school. What a fabulous day!
10/15/15 This month we went to Cathance River Education Alliance (CREA). We learned about the scientific method, which is in this order:
Write-up By: Ella
Write-up By: Ella
9/11/15 On Friday, September 11, the whole 5th grade spent the morning at Riverview. The goal was to learn about and practice self management skills. In order to do this, the students were taught the 4 B's: breathing, balancing, blocking and buddying. By breathing and balancing, the students learned how to center their bodies and clear their minds in order to be focused and ready to learn. As for blocking, the students learned how to protect their lifeline (ask your child about this). Finally, the students learned about buddying. Through modeling and practicing students learned how to "step in" when other students are not being nice to each other and distract the students by saying something positive. The photos below show the students participating in each center. Enjoy!
9/10/15 On Wednesday afternoon the class was presented with a challenge--to build the tallest tower possible with index cards. Each group received 100 index cards and 18 inches of tape. Some towers topped 70 cm, and some towers barely got off the ground, but it didn't matter because the students were engaged, working hard and learning to problem solve together. This was such a great hands-on activity!
9/25/15 We had a fabulous day "writing" around Brunswick last Friday. The weather was perfect. The Gelato ice cream was delicious. The writing was great! The Farmer's Market was fun. We wrote and had lunch on the "Brunswick Mall". We walked over the SWINGING bridge and wrote by the river. It was a great day! Enjoy the photos.